Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    25th September 2017

    Dear Parents/Carers Re: CedarsMartin 6th Form College In order to increase the number of pupils and increase the breadth of the Curriculum at Post 16 we are planning to open a shared Sixth-Form College with the Martin High School in Anstey, in liaison with our lead school Beauchamp College, to enable all our learners to… Read more »

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  • Open Evening – Tour and Head Talk Times

    19th September 2017

    September 20th Academy Open Evening – Tour and Head talk times: • Tours of the campus leave the PTC at: 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm • Head Teacher talks in the PTC auditorium at 5.30pm and 6.30pm

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  • Star Pupils at The Cedars Academy achieve some of the country’s top results

    25th August 2017

    Achievers Ella Fox, 16, who got 10 A*’s and 3 grade 9’s and Evie Wilby, 16, who got 10 A*’s and 1 grade 9. Two pupils at The Cedars Academy achieved some of the highest grades in the country. Ella Fox, 16 gained three 9’s one of only 2050 pupils in the country to gain… Read more »

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  • Congratulations to our A level students on a set of outstanding results!

    17th August 2017

    Congratulations to our A level students on a set of outstanding results! Cedars Academy A Level students celebrated excellent results in today’s A Level results. Year 13 students sitting A2 examinations have achieved record results. There was a 100% pass rate with 65% of students achieving A* to B and 85% achieving A* to C…. Read more »

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  • Raising awareness of STEM career opportunities

    17th August 2017

    The Cedars Academy in Birstall has joined forces with Winbro Group Technologies, based in Coalville to raise awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) career opportunities within the manufacturing industry and prepare young people for working life. The partnership will see 15 year 9 Triple Science pupils from Cedars Academy become ‘STEM Stars’ who… Read more »

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  • Uniform ‘Pop-up’ Shop – Tuesday 15 August 2017

    11th August 2017

    John Cheatles are providing a uniform ‘pop-up’ shop, for uniform purchases, at The Cedars Academy (main reception) on Tuesday 15th August between 11am – 2pm.

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